Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has defended his comments regarding former club Tottenham.
The former international had given an interview in the Brazilian press, which The Mail ran a version of.
They had claimed he said Spurs were 'ruining' talent, with the goalkeeper critical of their use of fellow Brazilian Paulinho.
Gomes has since taken to Twitter to defend his comments, claiming they were over exaggerated.
It's unbelievable how people try's to make trouble, never said that Spurs are what they are saying!— HEURELHO GOMES (@hdgomes) May 20, 2015
Was just saying about Paulinho's situation and about my situation, I was disappointed they way they treated me !— HEURELHO GOMES (@hdgomes) May 20, 2015
Gomes is of course speaking from personal experience at Spurs, where he fell out of favour under Harry Redknapp, with his fortunes getting no better under Andre Villas-Boas.
The word 'ruined' was used in the headline by The Mail with regard to the way Tottenham affected players careers, but this was not a word Gomes used in his interview.
Gomes had however discussed Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, expressing his opinion that both could have been utilised better since signing.